Prepare a concept that works for you
A pre-wedding photoshoot is the best time to create pictures that truly reflect you and your partner. So instead of following industry trends blindly, spend time coming up with a concept that works for you as a couple. You could shoot in your favourite bookshop (like the couple above) or go back to school to showcase your highschool romance. Remember, customisation is always good.
Get comfortable with your photographer
The process of finalising a photographer is not easy and requires many rounds of calls and meetings. But even they don't establish the sense of comfort a pre-wedding photoshoot demands. So before shoot-day, spend an evening interacting with your photographers and learn to get comfortable in their presence. That way, they won't ask you to do something you won't like and will create pictures that work with your personality.
Experiment with indoor spaces
PDA is not everyone's cup of tea and it doesn't have to be. We've seen some great pre-wedding shoots, which the couple pulled off within their own homes. Find a cute corner in your home, clean up any extra clutter and voila! you're ready to shoot. Cook up a storm or just laze around in the lawn to create cosy, feel-good pictures.
Research and save reference images
The good news is that the Internet is filled with some stunning pre-wedding photoshoots of couples from around the world. Spend some time browsing through our social media accounts and that of your favourite professionals to save reference images for later. Share these with your photographer and your partner, which leads us to the next step.
Practice your poses
We know this sounds cheesy but trust us when we say you need to practice your poses with your partner much before the actual shoot. A pre-wedding photoshoot is nothing like the couple selfies you've clicked so far. Talk to your partner and spend an afternoon finalising poses that you'll both be comfortable recreating in front of a professional.
Considering the amount of money and time you've invested in the photographer, it's better to prepare ahead and be happy with the final results.